Bertha, Greatest Story Ever Told, Mississippi Half Step, Black Throated Wind, Bird Song, Promised Land, Deal, El Paso, Sugaree, Playin' In The Band, Casey Jones He's Gone-> Truckin', Ramble On Rose, Beat It On Down The Line, Black Peter, Dark Star*-> Drums-> Jack Straw*-> Sing Me Back Home*, Sugar Magnolia*, E: One More Saturday Night
MSR>C>CD patched with MSR>C>D>C>D; Patches & remaster by Dave Greenberg.
March 31, 2016 Subject:
Although I did not get on the bus for another 16 years.... I love the fact that heads of all ages can come here and listen to archived gold! I'm sitting here at work stumbling onto these great shows while looking for something to listen to as I grind away..... Bobby sounds awesome.... Someone said something about TGET rocking so hard it hurt something... SICK Playin.... He was right.... Thanks to all the Archivist.... and especilally Jonathan Aizen.... anyone know how to find a download copy?
October 19, 2013 Subject:
crosby drops in to play with the boys. heck I love it. however, crosby or not this dark star sounds real nice. jerry and bob sound amazing together
September 10, 2013 Subject:
One of the (if not THE) most interesting and dynamic BS's I've heard.
Maybe this is a dumb question, but can anyone ascertain for sure who is playing the rhythm guitar in the left channel on this Dark Star, Weir or Crosby? Before you assume it's Weir, hear this: a) the playing is not as interesting or eccentric or original or varied as Weir usually is, and I've listened to a lot of him, b) there's only one rhythm guitar audible, and c) Crosby plays only rhythm, not lead, on the other songs that follow. So, I wonder. Contrary to below opinions, I think this DS is not very interesting by late '72 standards. Maybe because of Crosby. Hard to just drop into a group like this!
Check out the coda at the end of Bird Song for some bliss, plus the Playin' jam of course.
June 5, 2013 Subject:
Best El Paso I've heard in a while and bird song was perfect! As for the black peter not matching up with the deadbase set list...I mean they played it if it's recorded here, why it's not listed is beyond me? maybe just missed putting it in?
August 8, 2012 Subject:
Black Peter ?
Great sounding show---only question (if anyone can help or knows) Black Peter is not on the set list from DeadBase, but it appears here.
September 11, 2011 Subject:
Only complete source
A couple things I haven't seen anyone mention - this is the only source on the Archive with Sugar Magnolia and OMSN. I can't always pick out Crosby but he's downright loud on Sugar Mags and I love what he adds. I also dig the hilarious haphazard start to BIODTL but they pull it off and rock it out. It goes without saying this tour is a high water mark in the career of the band.
August 1, 2011 Subject:
Way Back When
..9/10 was the 1st DS I heard the band play live...And probably the best...Had a wonderful time at both shows...
March 17, 2011 Subject:
yep, a great show
gratefuldiver is 100% on point. This is a superb show from the start of one of their alltime peak runs.
Everything in the first set is at least played well but the highlights are the Bird Song and Playin'. The Playin' doesn't reach the volcanic, shredding uberjam levels of the peak November versions or anything like it, but is a wonderful version nonetheless. And the Bird Song might be my favorite out of all the incredible versions from this era.
I can't say that the He's Gone and Truckin' are unique, because I haven't heard all the versions from this era, but they're pretty great and certainly go well beyond the typical. In both cases it's really just Jerry elevating the jams with superbly articulated soloing, e.g. the magnificently phrased volume-swells through the latter part of He's Gone. Tremendous performances.
Not every fan realizes how much of a rarity Black Peter was in these days. Check it out, this is a pretty huge kickdown. Wonderful, passionate version.
As for the Dark Star, anyone who writes off this version apparently perceives music very differently than I do, to put it politely. Great, creative jamming here, and I really see no room for argument in that regard. Nice Phil/Billy section, open improv jamming, nice thick meltdown after the verse that leads into a moderately spastic modal jam - a little bit of everything I want in a Dark Star really.
Now, Fall '72 was a massive musical peak for the band, especially on the jamming front, and the brilliant Dark Stars were coming as fast as they ever did. So - can you find other Dark Stars from this era that are even more insanely great? Yeah sure I suppose. But this one is phenomenal on its own merits and so is this show as a whole.
September 21, 2010 Subject:
Highly under-rated show
The first set has fantastic jams on GSET, Bird Song, and Playin'. He's Gone > Truckin' (which both have great exploratory jams) are signs of things to come. David Crosby's guitar on Dark Star and SSDD gives Jerry and Bobby freedom to take off in atypical directions with amazing results! The source is a bit muddy but the patches are Charlie Miller quality. Mr. Greenberg, you sell yourself short in the txt file description. Many of the patches are only audible if listening for them. Great job!
June 7, 2010 Subject:
Great Dark Star
An excellent Dark Star losts of intense jamming loads of emotion and inventive twists and turns. Crosby is playing it safe but fits in very well. The Taping Compendium ruled out this Dark Star as nothing special and Crosby getting in the way. Nothing could be further from the truth. This Dark Star is great. The Black Peter while lacks the intense solo at the end is sung by Jerry with tremendous feeling. Higly recommended show from a 72 nut case
January 6, 2010 Subject:
Love this show
Great energy. Just a good feel. Excellent Playing.
David Crosby adds such an interesting sound and energy to Dark Star. It never really gets too meandering. Te instruments are crisp and focused. Just a very tight band on a very good night.
June 19, 2009 Subject:
Lost in Dark Star Space
I always like to see a long Dark Star on the set list but at times it can be just a lot of noise but this one pushes the clouds around as Jerry and Phil float around one another. Nice little sleeper show from 72'
Playin' is also pretty hot too
enjoy the long jams in this under the radar show
March 1, 2008 Subject:
Bobby's sound and playing on this show are fantastic. I was particularly impressed with him on "Deal." The interplay between Bobby and Jerry on "Deal" is great. "Sugaree" is another highlight for me.
July 2, 2007 Subject:
Jerry was determined to rock this crowd on this night. GSET frickin grooves so hard i almost hurt something.
March 4, 2006 Subject:
This show is Phenomenal
And yes, it is criminally underappreciated- it sounds great, yet deadbase only has it as 486 ranked- This Dark Star is among the best I have heard- not up there like 3-1-69- but top 20 for sure- It is not to be missed- listen to it now.
September 22, 2005 Subject:
As a user on the other source for this show put it "this show is criminally underappreciated." the other source is missing last two songs and many cuts... this source fixes that very nicely!
david crosby joins the band at Dark Star and closes the show, sans Encore.
This is another '72 polished pearl! You like '72 dead? You like 8-21 or 7-29??? Then what ya waitin' on ... this is the find! this is the kind!
Source: Recording Info: MC (Uher deck) > Will Boswell's reel @3.75 ips reel; Transfer Info: Technics 1506 > WAV (24bit/96k) > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC; Mastered By Matt Smith, April 2015